Maurice Benard On GH: "I Actually Didn't Want To Do Another Soap"
By Jillian Bowe on December 23, 2010
General Hospital thespian Maurice Benard chatted with We Love Soaps on what made him sign on with the popular sudser after his stint on All My Children.
WE LOVE SOAPS TV: In 1993 you took the role of Sonny on GH. How did that part come about? Did you want to do another soap at that point?
Maurice Benard:I actually didn't want to do another soap but I had run out of money! I was studying acting like crazy at that time. But GH came up so I went in and met with them. I didn't want to sign a long-term contract. There were two roles - Damian, a mob guy with a two year contract, and Sonny, the head of a night club which was a six month role. So, I said I liked Sonny because I liked the name and it was a short-term part.
Six months turned into seventeen years of being the smooth-talking mobster with dimples.